Five young Burnaby residents have been honoured by the Royal Conversatory of Music for their outstanding performance on their exams this past year.
The five were gold medal winners for scoring the top marks in B.C. on Royal Conservatory examinations in the academic year from Sept. 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2014.
The local winners included Nicole Hilary Shu, who topped the field in Grade 1 percussion exams. She's taught by Sylvia Tam.
Kylie Ng, a student of Donna Fishwick, earned top marks in the preparatory flute exam, while Flora Huang - a student of Ming Huang - earned top honours in Grade 4 guitar.
Dee Gabrielle, a student of Connie Gitlin, was honoured for earning the top marks in both Grade 4 and Grade 6 clarinet exams, while Annalysa Tylor, a student of Samuel Zavaleta, earned the top marks in Grade 7 voice.
The five were honoured during a ceremony at the Chan Centre on Sunday, Nov. 16.
Kudos to all the winners and to their teachers.
It's a film that's been getting plenty of buzz - and it's coming to the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library next month.
Just Eat It - a Food Waste Story is screening at the library on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
The award-winning documentary by filmmakers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin (of The Clean Bin Project) delves into the world of food waste, from farms to retail to the fridge.
"After glimpsing the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away," a press release explains. "In a nation where one in 10 people is food-insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling."
The two filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.
The screening is free, but space is limited - and librarian Lise Kreps let us know it's already filling up fast.
If you want to see it, be sure to register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/events, call 604-299-8955 or drop in to the library at 4595 Albert St. to sign up in person.
'Tis the season for singing - and the SFU Choir is no exception.
The choir is getting ready for its Global Village concert on Saturday, Dec. 6.
The concert will bring to the stage music from countries around the world, including China, Norway, Australia, India, Cuba, Tanzania, Bali and more - with featured songs including Jai Ho from the movie Slumdog Millionaire, and Christopher Tin's Kia Hora.
The 100-member choir attracts students, staff, alumni and community members, with people from all areas of study and walks of life.
Its concert is set for 7:30 p.m. at Cliff Avenue United Church, 1600 Cliff Ave.
Tickets are $20 regular, $10 for students and seniors, and free for children under 12.
Check out the choir's website at www.sfuchoir.ca for more details.
Alpha Secondary's theatre company is coming to the stage for one night only in December.
The school is presenting Bite Size Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the drama studio.
Doors open at 6:30, and the show starts at 7 p.m.
You can buy tickets at school lunchtimes in the foyer until Dec. 3, or at the door.
Tickets are $6, or $5 per person if you buy a group of four. See alpha.sd41.bc.ca for more details.
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